Michael A. Palis, Rutgers University in Camden interim vice chancellor for research and university professor of computer science in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, knows that one of the most effective ways to close the digital divide is to build bridges for students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and math. That understanding earned him a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant and led to the STEM Scholars Program, which supported need-based scholarships for students pursuing a STEM major at Rutgers–Camden. In the years since the program’s launch, the university has embraced a wider array of initiatives promoting access and diversity in STEM. To read the full story.